Most of us have bumped our heads on objects on a number of occasions. Usually it results in a simple bruise or “egg” on the head. The simple bumps that don’t have much affect or pain are for the fortunate folks. For some people, hitting the head can result in a severe injury known as traumatic brain injury (TBI).
If you are involved in an accident in Los Angeles and hit your head, you need to be aware of what to look for. It is important to seek medical attention immediately if there are any signs of a traumatic brain injury.
If you have suffered from a head or brain injury due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation. Depending on the situation, you may be able to seek compensation for:
- Medical bills – The amount of money you spent on medical treatment, devices, hospital stays, and any other costs that may have incurred, should be recoverable.
- Future medical bills – Many times brain injuries can create the need for long-term treatment. These future costs that are needed can be covered under a settlement.
- Loss of wages and future wages – If the TBI causes the victim to miss work or has left him unable to continue to work in the future, he can recover loss of wages.
- Pain and suffering – Pain and suffering damages include physical pain resulting from your injury. The damages are based on the severity of the pain and how long you will likely be in pain.
Having a TBI can be financially devastating. Don’t let the negligence of someone else bring you to financial ruin. Contact an experienced Los Angeles head and brain injury lawyer at Steinberg Injury Lawyers. Call 1-800-350-8888 today for a free case evaluation.